Man said knife was for model-mak­ing

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A MAN caught with a knife told po­lice he used it to make match­stick mod­els. Kevin McBride, 40, was found with the blade on Frith­side in Fraser­burgh. Fis­cal de­pute Katy Begg said the in­ci­dent hap­pened at round 2.50pm on May 25 when po­lice on pa­trol spot­ted McBride in the street “con­stantly look­ing around him­self”. Po­lice were also “aware of in­tel­li­gence per­tain­ing to the ac­cused”. The of­fi­cers ap­proached McBride and he ap­peared “ner­vous and ag­i­tated”. A lock knife was found in his trouser pocket. The knife was checked by of­fi­cers who con­firmed it had the lock­ing ca­pa­bil­ity and McBride was taken to Fraser­burgh po­lice sta­tion. McBride, of West Park, St Combs, pled guilty to pos­ses­sion of a lock knife. De­fence agent Jen­nifer Pritchard said: “He fully ac­cepts he was in pos­ses­sion of this item. “He tells me it is what he calls a craft knife from the pound shop. He makes match­stick mod­els. “He com­pletely for­got it was in his pocket.” She added: “He is an in­di­vid­ual who has dif­fi­cul­ties in re­la­tion to drug mis­use.” Sher­iff Jack Brown said: “I see very lit­tle op­tion other than send­ing you to cus­tody. This is the third time you’ve com­mit­ted an of­fence of this na­ture.” He de­ferred sen­tence un­til next month for re­ports.

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